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Knuble scores twice, Flyers beat Stars for fifth straight win @NHL

PHILADELPHIA - Mike Knuble scored two goals, including the tiebreaker at 14:52 of the third period, and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Dallas Stars 4-3 Monday night for their fifth straight victory.

Simon Gagne set up the go-ahead goal by stealing the puck at the blue-line and passing it to Mike Richards, who fed Knuble in the slot for a one-timer.

Scottie Upshall and Jeff Carter also scored for the Flyers, who have won six of seven. Gagne extended his points streak to eight games (three goals, eight assists) with a pair of assists on Knuble's goals.

Mike Modano scored twice and Landon Wilson had a goal for the Stars, who have lost three straight and six of seven.

Modano pulled within two points of 1,300. Now in his 19th season, he would become the 31st NHL player to surpass that plateau.

Martin Biron stopped 22 shots for the Flyers. Dallas goalie Marty Turco, playing in his 400th game, had 21 saves.

The Flyers took the lead at 3:15 of the first period when Upshall took a pass on the stick from Joffrey Lupul and shovelled the puck into the net while sliding on one knee.

Wilson tied it at 11:33 with a wrist shot past Biron's glove side. It was his first goal since March 2004 with Pittsburgh.

Knuble put the Flyers ahead 2-1 at 16:00 when he muscled between Dallas defenders Mike Ribeiro and Trevor Daley and scored with a forehand shot.

Dallas made it 2-2 when Modano ripped a rebound of a shot by Loui Eriksson into the net at 2:30 of the second period.

Carter and Modano traded one-timers off passes from behind the net to leave the score tied 3-3 after two periods.

Carter scored at 14:22 after taking a pass from Scott Hartnell. Modano got his second goal of the night at 17:26, with Daley getting the assist.

Carter tied Buffalo's Thomas Vanek for the NHL lead with 15 goals.

Philadelphia's Andreas Nodl had an apparent goal disallowed in the first period when the referee ruled the puck was frozen under the goalie.

Notes: Dallas C Steve Ott sat out with a broken hand. ... D Matt Niskanen was a healthy scratch. ... Wilson played in his 350th game. ... Hartnell and D Kimmo Timonen played in their 100th games for the Flyers.

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